Department of Numbers

Santa Fe, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 56,900 jobs in Santa Fe, New Mexico in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 65,334 employed persons for the month. Santa Fe lost 500 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 141 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Fe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,900 -500 +300
CPS 65,334 +141 +513

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Santa Fe, New Mexico Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Santa Fe as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Santa Fe, New Mexico

CES employment for Santa Fe peaked in September 2007 at 66,900. Since then 10,000 jobs have been lost in Santa Fe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,300 in April 2020, Santa Fe has gained 4,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,103 for Santa Fe in January 2007. 9,769 jobs have been lost in Santa Fe since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 60,054, Santa Fe has added 5,280 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Santa Fe, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 56,900 -500 65,334 141
October 2021 57,400 500 65,193 142
September 2021 56,900 200 65,051 213
August 2021 56,700 900 64,838 160
July 2021 55,800 -300 64,678 245
June 2021 56,100 -600 64,433 -1,412
May 2021 56,700 300 65,845 128
April 2021 56,400 100 65,717 88
March 2021 56,300 500 65,629 177
February 2021 55,800 100 65,452 233
January 2021 55,700 -100 65,219 296
December 2020 55,800 -800 64,923 102